Everything: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden
Note: I have a tendency to over intellectualise things, and as is my custom I over-thought this photographic exploration. I wanted to play, once again, with pushing the boundaries of fashion imagery. In Old Bags I was concerned with contrast, particularly the disconnection between facial expression and body positioning and also between figures in space. In ‘A Curious Disappearance‘ I was interested in the idea of clothes being able to tell a narrative when not on a body. In the first two sets, when not associated with a body, clothes appear as folded pieces of fabric. However, in the second two sets, depending on how they are positioned, their empty forms suggest something sinister. I was also interested in playing with the photographic medium and how it influences the interpretation of the narrative.